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Only Child ( free ) by Rhiannon Navin



10 thoughts on “Only Child

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    Audiobookread by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de MontebelloKivlighan has appeared in 11 films 1 theater production 2 television shows and 5 voice overs I was so impressed by the presence of this

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    My reviews can also be seen at “Zach’s story starts on the worst day of his life and takes him on a journey no one could have expected”

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    I finished this book about the effects on one family in the aftermath of a school shooting just days before the horrific school shooting in Florida What a powerful and remarkable novel The author’s decision to write from

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    Once again fiction takes us into reality a reality that I wish wasn't true A school shooting taken out of our recent headlines a six year old

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    4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Review of the audio 🎧Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School I wasn’t sure if I was ready for this one but it came highly recommended by my friend Elyse especially the audio version which is narrated by a child a child prodigy really speaking in first person Zach becomes an “only child” wh

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    This is heartbreaking material so timely and so relevant given the continuing horrors of school shootings An amazing read that will stay in my mind for a long time to come There are many reviews on this book but I would like to recommend my goo

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    A very strong book striving to give a very private view into a child's perseption of the world Of couse I wouldn't really say that the writer g

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    5 STARSI'd give it 10 if i could I think sometimes you can make other people happy by letting them take care of you I Am Emotionally Destroyed I started this book and finished it within 3 hours and I couldn't stop reading it It was so much than what I was expecting and for being a debut novel this was incredible I read this for my book clu

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    A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective SUMMARYIn

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    Let me just start by saying my only regret is not listening to the audiobook version of this because I’ve seen so many people rave about how incredible the young boy who narrates does I read a physical copy and s

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CHARACTERS ò DEALSONWINES.CO.UK ´ Rhiannon Navin

We went to school that Tuesday like normalNot all of us came home Huddled in a cloakroom with his classmates and teacher six year old Zach can hear shots ringing through the corridors of his school A gunman has entered the building an. Audiobookread by a very talented child with a growing resume by the name of Kivlighan de MontebelloKivlighan has appeared in 11 films 1 theater production 2 television shows and 5 voice overs I was so impressed by the presence of this child s voice honestly one of the very best VOICE OVERS I ve listened to in my entire history of audio listeningI HAD TO LOOK THIS KID UP WHO WAS HE Pretty amazing that s for sureHis talent for what his job was to do impressed me different but WOW like Sherman Alexis did with his memoir You Don t Have to Say You Love Me This child Kivlighan is a PRO voice narrator GrantedI ll admit there were definitely times that I felt this 6 year child was speaking much precocious than any six year old child I knew When I first started listening to this Paul and I were both piddling around in the yardIt was dangerous listening to Only Child with Paul My husband was a bad boy influenceHe started laughing Then I started laughing This child said things that were funny but also things that we both felt no kid would ever sayNOT THE WAY HE SAID THEMbuthe was so darn adorable I didn t care I wasn t far enough into the book yetto ever believe I d find him having me cry real tears a HALF DOZEN TIMESI just LOVED HIS VOICE Plusas the story continued by now Paul was long gone this story became and REAL NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO SAY IT IS DEEPLY SAD DEVASTATING of what happened in Parkland Florida yesterday A senseless violent mass shootings sooo horrific I can t even wrap my mind around what the families are going through Yet I am so so sorry for the suffering the families are going through I can t believe I was actually listening to this story when Paul walked in the door and said have you heard the news in Florida I hadn t Fiction non fiction What to make of all this Six year old Zack is one incredible phenomenal character MemorableThe start of this book begins with the horrific shooting at McKinley elementary The writing has our full attention instantlyLIFE CHANGED INSTANTLYAndZack s older brother Andy was killedThe rest of this book the next 85 percent of the storytelling takes us inside the Taylor family We meet Jim Melissa Zack s parents extended family members the gun man s family neighbors and others in the community The largest focus is on what s happening in the Taylor family from Zack s perspective DURING THE LATE HOURS FROM ZACK S BED Pop pop pop screaming sounds were coming out of my mouth but then I heard daddy s voice Zack it s ok but I still made screaming sounds and I couldn t help it because the gun man was back again How did he get in our houseand now he s going to shoot us and we will be dead like Andy The nightmares began instantly too as soon as the Zack was back home When Zack s grandmother Mimi went grocery shopping and brought bananas back to the house along with other items Zack was furious inside He knew that the only person in the family that like bananas was Andy Zack got so mad inside that he threw those bananas away This was just one example of how his acting out was seen as a bother Zack became an annoyance He was in the way of the adults being busy grieving His mother was under extreme stress for weeks months everything was not now Zack Her acting out hurt everyone around her besides herself When my own father died I was 4 years old I remember those months of neglect stay away from mom Mom is too sad to have time for me Months of neglect turned into years It was pretty painful for me reading how often Zack was left alone It was obvious to see that his mommy thought it was easier if he was just out of the way I didn t have those words the obvious when I was 4 years old But it was the painful truth I wasn t included in daddy s loss What does a 4 or 6 year old know LISTEN TO ZACKHE KNOWS MORE THAN THE ADULTS IN HIS HOUSEI remember wanting to speak to my mother one day about missing my daddy She said well his death was a hell of a lot harder on me than it was on you I believed her Now I know she was wrong Loss is not a competition For awhile Zack noticed that his mom he was busy cleaning invisible messes His Daddy stayed in his office in the house all the time Zack created a hide a way spot for himself in his brothers room inside the closet It became his secret hiding place where he like to read books to his brother and talk to him The books he was reading from used to be his brothers they were adventure stories He had all 53 books to the Magic Treehouse books These books turn out to be wonderful wise inspirations about healing but I m jumping ahead of myself Zack s parents were dealing with their grief differently and separately each dealing with the loss of their son in their own way NOT Effectively Zack was left to figure out how to grieve alone too His books were giving him great supportive ideas They stimulated his own creative imagination and gave him strength I was moved Howeverwhen a house is on fire not literally people IN THE HOUSE IN MAJOR CHAOS it s not easy for ANY book to inspire miracles Soon fighting between Zack s parents elevated like RED HOT CHILI PEPPERSMy Godit got so darn ugly frightening to me so you might be able to image what parents screaming at each other are doing to a 6 year child There was a scene at the funeral that I related with Zack and I shared an embarrassing shameful feeling Zack was 6 I was 4Zack had an accident in his pants I did too As children we were all dressed up and we were supposed to be big boys and girls mommy was going to have a very hard day Well pooping in your pants at the family funeral when already petrified to even LOOK INSIDE THE BOX and pooping in your pants is a hard day for a child too The author did excellent jobgetting across the damage that is done by parents to children even if justifiably so when they are neglected ANDhow parents fighting hurts kids AND that loss is deeply felt by kids tooZack painted a feelings painting with colors to express how he was feelingRed was for embarrassingBlack was for scaredGraygreen was for mad and angryYellow was for happy An invisible hole what s for loneliness White was for sympathy he came up with sympathy with his dad Zack was a very special child His family experience an unbearable loss His parents had other problems bursting at the seams before the tragic school rampage where 19 families at Zack s school directly were affected The reality isthe families suffering from the events in Florida yesterday were also dealing with challenges before too Author Rhiannon Navin opens our eyes to see things we have not thought about Yes this book makes you cry but it does other things too As uncomfortable as it was to witness the parents fighting AGAIN AMAZING VOCAL NARRATOR it was valuable to witness it from a CHILD S Ears Maybe it s a cop out when adults say Oh children are resilient Perhaps but are we sure Do adults justify children s resiliency for their own benefits I loved this book I loved Zack s dad I loved Zack s teacher ANDI especially loved ZACK TAYLOR

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Sues a uest for justice while Zach retreats into his super secret hideout and loses himself in a world of books and drawing Ultimately though it is Zach who will show the adults in his life the way forward as sometimes only a child ca. A remarkable debut novel ripped from the much to common school shooting headlines but brilliantly told through a different perspective SUMMARYIn ONLY CHILD six year old Zack Taylor tells us a story It s the story of how he survives a deadly shooting at his school by hiding in his classroom closet with his teacher But one of the 19 casualties was his 10 year old brother Andy Zach s mother is utterly shocked and devastated She is on a desperate uest for justice against the shooter s parents and has no time for Zach Zach tells us about how he felt invisible And how he made a secret hideout and surrounded himself with a picture of his brother his favorite books and some special drawings he made of his feelings He is on his own to figure out how to cope So he starts reading his Magic Tree House books and thinks he has found an answer Armed with the hope and willfulness of a child Zach attempts to help his parents find love and forgiveness again REVIEWI finished this heartbreaking book yesterday morning but by yesterday afternoon the subject of this book became our reality once again Another school shooting in another city This one in Parkland Florida at a high school where 17 children were murdered and shattered families are left in tatters When will it endONLY CHILD left me in tears It s heartbreaking because it is so real and so senseless But it s also a beautiful story of a child s resilience and a child s desire to make things right With Zack as the narrator you will be instantly engrossed by his telling of the pops he heard while hiding in the closest You will marvel at the way he described his feelings with colors and you will uickly fall in love with this six year old s huge heart RHIANNON NAVIN s debut novel is stellar The characters are as real as a book can get and the writing is impeccable While the subject matter may be difficult to read it s fascinating and perhaps even valuable to understand it from the mind of a child who is also a survivor and a sibling of one that is lost forever I listened to the Audible version of this book which made it all the real The narrator Kivlighan de Montebello was endearing

CHARACTERS ò DEALSONWINES.CO.UK ´ Rhiannon Navin

D in a matter of minutes will have taken nineteen livesIn the aftermath of the shooting the close knit community and its families are devastated Everyone deals with the tragedy differently Zach's father absents himself; his mother pur. 4 timely and emotional stars to Only Child Review of the audio Only Child was released eight days before the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School I wasn t sure if I was ready for this one but it came highly recommended by my friend Elyse especially the audio version which is narrated by a child a child prodigy really speaking in first person Zach becomes an only child when his sibling his brother Andy was killed during a school shooting Zach s eye view is portrayed as he relays conversations between his parents the shifting dynamics of his family the interactions with the shooter s family and so on all from Zach s perspective I thought this was a risky choice because Zach is only 6 years old and there were perceptions and things he said that weren t uite developmentally appropriate for even the most precocious six year old Also I think I ve gotten used to multiple narrator stories and I only heard from Zach Those things said the risks are worth it because I think profound messages are conveyed by hearing this young voice describe how his family was affected by the tragedy of a school shooting and the loss of a sibling Another interesting choice the author made was having Adam be troubled not that unlike the shooter I enjoyed how she explored this dynamic within Zach and Adam s family members and likewise in their interactions with the shooter s family In my opinion Only Child is not a sad book It s hopeful for there is hope in healing It s not a tragic book rather it s an important book because we have to keep the dialogue open in order to keep our children and communities safe

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